2019 | Adult Fiction | Fantasy (adult) | Historical Fiction (adult) | Horror (adult) | Mystery (adult) | Paranormal (adult)

Review: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Horror / Historical Fiction / Mystery / Fantasy / Paranormal Inspired by the work of Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill and set in a crumbling country mansion, The Silent Companions is an unsettling gothic ghost story to send a shiver down the spine… Newly married, newly widowed Elsie is sent to see […]

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2019 | Adult Fiction | Fantasy (adult) | Paranormal (adult) | Romance (adult) | Vampires (adult) | Witches (adult)

Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Fantasy / Paranormal / Romance / Vampires / Witches / Adult In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with […]

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Adult Fiction | Fantasy (adult) | Historical Fiction (adult) | LGBT (adult) | Mythology (adult) | Romance (adult)

Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Fantasy/Adult Fiction/Historical Fiction/Mythology/LGBT/Romance Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow into young men […]

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Adult Fiction | Horror (adult) | Science Fiction (adult) | Thriller (adult)

Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Horror/Adult Fiction/Thriller/Science Fiction Once a year, scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a three-day camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story and a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry—stumbles upon their campsite, Tim […]

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Adult Fiction | Fantasy (adult) | Historical Fiction (adult) | Mythology (adult) | Retellings (adult)

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Fantasy/Adult Fiction/Mythology/Historical Fiction/Retellings In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the […]

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Adult Fiction | Classic (adult) | Fantasy (adult) | Horror (adult) | Paranormal (adult) | Thriller (adult)

Review: The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (#1 The Exorcist)

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Horror/Classics/Fantasy/Paranormal/Thriller Father Damien Karras: ‘Where is Regan?’  Regan MacNeil: ‘In here. With us.’ The terror begins unobtrusively. Noises in the attic. In the child’s room, an odd smell, the displacement of furniture, an icy chill. At first, easy explanations are offered. Then frightening changes begin to appear in eleven-year-old Regan. Medical tests […]

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Adult Fiction | Feminism (adult) | Non Fiction (adult)

Review: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Non Fiction/Feminism What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay. With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on […]

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